Smackie, what's the matter with you? ;)
Things could have gone pretty well with "Francaises Ouvertes". You just destroyed a fine translation job. Thanks. :p
May 10th, 2004, 03:32 AM
My bad, I was on 1st page when I replied.
Big mistake and very wrong translation. Really it should be 'les Françaises Ouvertes'.
I should do some revisions on French this week.
May 10th, 2004, 03:44 AM
May 10th, 2004, 03:47 AM
Roland Garros. I can't stand it when people call it the French Open :tape: It's like calling Wimbledon the British Open imo:(
May 10th, 2004, 04:01 AM
Roland Garros. I can't stand it when people call it the French Open :tape: It's like calling Wimbledon the British Open imo:(Now, how do you feel about Canadian Open vs AT&T Rogers Championship? :o
May 10th, 2004, 05:27 AM
I like RG better
May 10th, 2004, 05:33 AM
I prefer RG to FO
I prefer 'the French' to 'Roland'
I prefer French Open to Roland Garos
May 10th, 2004, 05:38 AM
When I talk with friends or whoever, I called it French Open but in write, Roland Garros ;)
May 10th, 2004, 06:50 AM
we never say french open, cause in dutch that's the "franse open"
en that sounds like crap, we all say roland garros
and when we talk about it at work it's: guess who already got kicked out in paris hehehehehehe :devil:
May 10th, 2004, 06:59 AM
Isn't the term "French Open" an American given term? I thought I heard on NBC (which is by no means a reliable source) that the official term is Roland Garros, but in the US they called it the French.
Anyone know for sure?
I call it Roland Garros or Paris with tennis fans. When I'm talking to non-tennis fans, I call it the French open, or they don't have any idea what I'm talking about.
May 10th, 2004, 07:03 AM
Roland Garros or Roland
May 10th, 2004, 07:08 AM
yes French Open is a name invented by americans. in Europe I'm sure that everyone calls it 'Roland Garros'.
May 10th, 2004, 07:20 AM
yeah i call it "roland garros"
May 10th, 2004, 07:26 AM
Roland Garros, no doubt!!
May 10th, 2004, 08:18 AM
it's like calling wimbledon the british or english open... :rolleyes:
it's just NOT DONE
May 10th, 2004, 08:24 AM
No offense to anyone but I just asked My buddy Stefano about this , He thought for a while, said " FO, R G, Why not take both, shift them round a little and just call it Frog"
May 10th, 2004, 09:27 AM
I say Roland Garros.
May 10th, 2004, 09:47 AM
Guys, I think that the name comes from the name of the stadium: the Stade Roland Garros was built after WW1 and was named after a World War 1 pilot hero (not that way out when you think that the yanks named a court at Flushing Meadow after that famous tennis player Louis Armstrong).
The official name of the tournament has always been "Les Internationaux de France", both pre- and post-open era. The "French Open", (cf also the German, Italian Canadian, Dutch, Swedish....) was coined in 68/69 to differentiate it from other internatinal championships which were not yet "open" but the French themselves never call it that; here, it is always Roland Garros.
May 10th, 2004, 10:52 AM
In Russian Roland Garros sound so much easier, cos French Open would sound like "Открытый чемпионат Франции", too long.
And to non tennis fan Roland Garros is much more familiar too, I guess.
May 10th, 2004, 11:08 AM
Die offenen Tennismeisterschaften von Frankreich
But I really prefer the sound of Roland Garros
May 10th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Melbourne Park or AO
Flushing meadows or USO
The Championships or Wimbledon.
May 10th, 2004, 01:16 PM
Roland Garros !!
May 10th, 2004, 01:37 PM
Btw, most of the French players calls it simply "Roland" (so "Roland pour les intimes" :p)
May 10th, 2004, 02:12 PM
May 10th, 2004, 02:49 PM
lol I made a mistake in my own language !! Too bad !! lol
May 11th, 2004, 01:27 AM
ROLAND GARROS, right ? ;)
May 11th, 2004, 01:45 AM
from what I believe Roland Garros is the proper name for it.